Incubator Program lawyer Matt Smith has been awarded a full scholarship to the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) program “Mastering the Art, Science & Craft of Advocacy”. The seven day training program combines the simulation of trial skills with lectures and demonstrations. Participants simulate trial skills and receive critiques on their videotaped performances. The week culminates with two days of jury trial.
Jansen is currently assistant general counsel at the University of Texas System and director and treasurer of the American Women Writers National Museum, founded by his wife, the Hon. Janice Law in Washington, D.C.
Wilkie previously served as senior advisor to U.S. Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina, and recently worked in President Trump’s transition office. He previously served as assistant secretary of defense and senior director of the National Security Council during the George W. Bush administration.
Chase has presided over Section A of Civil District Court in Orleans Parish for the past 10 years.
Dominick Impastato III, J.D. ’04, won the open District 4 seat on the Jefferson Parish Council in the October 14 election.
Desiree Charbonnet, J.D. ’94, Derrick Edwards, J.D. ’03, Seth Bloom, J.D. ’03, and Omar Mason, J.D. '99, are on ballots for the November 18th runoff elections.
Loyola’s first time test takers passed at a rate of 87.10%. Of all Loyola test takers, 83.65% passed.
Toale is a former Jefferson Parish public defender who has practiced in several New Orleans-area parishes for over 30 years.
The award “was conceived in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and its purpose is to recognize a lawyer for contributions to community leadership outside the practice of law.”
For the next year, Microsoft-NextGen Fellow Amanda Brown will work with the Legal Services Corporation to develop web portals to help low-income Americans find appropriate legal aid resources.